The Everything American Government Book by Nick Ragone
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If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives.

The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages.

Readers learn about:The personalities and events that gave rise to our current systemThe real significance of the Bill of Rights and the ConstitutionThe functions of each branch of government and how they work togetherPrivate sector’s influence on public policy and decision-makingWays to get involved and make a difference

Specially designed to inform and empower the average citizen during this critical election year, The Everything American Government Book provides the keys to understanding the ins and outs of the most powerful democracy in the world.

 

About Nick Ragone

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Nick Ragone (Jersey City, NJ) is a public relations executive in New York City and a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He has worked as a speechwriter for several elected officials in New York and New Jersey, and has served as a consultant for gubernatorial, congressional, county executive, and state senate officials and candidates in three states. Mr. Ragone is a frequent political columnist and radio commentator, and is the author of Operation Underworld: The Secret Collaboration Between the Navy and Organized Crime.
 
Published June 4, 2004 by Adams Media. 322 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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